What are the Hidden Benefits of Massages?
In our modern lifestyles, the benefits of age-old massage techniques have become even more valuable. This isn’t necessarily because we’re getting more physical – our aches and pains don’t always come from heavy lifting or over-exertion. No, sitting at a desk can sometimes be even more detrimental to your health.
Whether you’re a busy parent, modern professional or a student, we all have responsibilities that weigh heavy on our heart and mind. Everyone experiences the symptoms of stress: fatigue, stiff shoulders, muscle strain, aches and even the flu.
If you find that stress affects you, don’t feel weak. Did you know that almost 20% of take a sick day solely because of stress? Or that 10% of people have resigned from their job solely because of anxiety? (Source: NSAW/ISMA)
One of the most effective ways of relieving the physical and psychological symptoms of stress is through specialist massages. At PURE we perform all specialist massage styles: Swedish, hot stone, Thai bundle, Indian head and deep-tissue.
The kneading of muscles and joints releases tension from stress and pain… but it also has some hidden benefits:
- Improves blood circulation, supplying more oxygen and nutrients to tissues and organs. This improves skin condition and digestive health.
- Helps your immunity by increasing the number of white blood cells and stimulates the flow of lymph, which defends the body.
- Relieves sleep disorders.
- Encourages endorphin (happy hormone) release, which dulls sensation of pain and promotes a feeling of well-being.
- Relieves migraines.
Even just a 15 minute massage can improve your professional and personal life. Many workplaces even provide their staff with weekly massages, recognising the effect it can have on productivity and overall staff welfare.
Ask your employer if they are signed up for PURE Spa for Business scheme, designed to aid staff welfare and reward hard-working employees (amongst many other perks!)